“Sometimes it falls on generation to be  great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”

~ Nelson Mandela, Launch of the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign, Trafalgar Square, London, England, 3 February 2005


Together, we are that generation. 

Habitat for Humanity has been improving people’s lives all over the world since 1976. We’ve helped over 5 million people.

Here in South Africa, we’ve hosted over 18,000 inspired volunteers since 1996. People tend to think we’re all about building houses. But it’s about so much more than that.

For us, it’s a holistic process. We work with the community. We work with families. We work with the government and private citizens and corporations. And through our people centred approach we help communities address, improve and self-manage their development to sustain their economic futures. We’re also respected advocates in housing and community development policy.

We’re playing our part. We’re changing South Africa. And we’re so excited to welcome you.

Together, we ARE that great generation.  Join us today.

“It is in your hands to make a better world for all who live in it.”

~ Nelson Mandela, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, 30 June 2009


  Hope is contagious, spread the word!



Last week we attended the Affordable Housing Africa conference, and our advocacy team led a country spotlight session on Day 1. The conference featured distinguished speakers from across the globe, and together we examined strategies to ensure an adequate and sustainable supply of affordable housing in Africa in accordance to the #SDGs and #NewUrbanAgenda.

On Day 1, Habitat SA presented on the importance of people-centered partnerships in housing provision, while highlighting the need to increase urban housing stock and address housing affordability and accessibility challenges. We believe in the power of People-Public-Private Partnerships (P4) to achieve our vision for integrated human settlements and spatial/socio-economic transformation. We advocated for this P4 approach in our session. #JoinSolidGround

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Your voice can amplify our collective impact even more by raising awareness to access to shelter as a human right. #Habitat3 ... See MoreSee Less

The United Nations Habitat III Conference Preparatory Committee meets July 25-27...

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On Madiba's birthday - 18 July 2016 - we launched our special Do It Yourself (DIY) Workshop. Local residents (especially women and vulnerable families from the community) were empowered in lessons on electricity, plumbing, tiling, and painting.

We will build on this initiative in October for our World Habitat Day Team Event. Sign up today by emailing whd@habitat.org.za!
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On Madiba's birthday - 18 July 2016 - we launched our special Do It Yourself (DI...

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